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    pillage - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pillage

    (noun) goods or money obtained illegally
    Synonyms : booty , dirty money , loot , plunder , prize , swag
    (noun) the act of stealing valuable things from a place
    Synonyms : pillaging , plundering
    Example Sentence
    • the plundering of the Parthenon
    • his plundering of the great authors
    (verb) steal goods; take as spoils
    Synonyms : despoil , foray , loot , plunder , ransack , reave , rifle , strip
    Example Sentence
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
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PILLAGE SOUNDS LIKE VILLAGE.. many villages were plundered during the Gujarat riots.

pillage sounds pirates and pirates LOOT the money or goods....

a PILL plunders a disease-causing germs

pill(peel)+age, peel-to take off the skin, Latin. agere(age)-to do, similar to taking off the goods by force

in village the the militant came and steal things from villagers voilently

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